Around here the legacy of our town’s founder, William F. Cody, known as “Buffalo Bill”, is easily found.
Interested in history, art, firearms, the surrounding regions or our native peoples? Spend a day or three at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Want to go camping or boating? Head west to Buffalo Bill State Park.
On your way, stop and check out the Buffalo Bill Dam.
Technically, William F. Cody could have easily been nicknamed “Bison Bill Cody.”
The term “buffalo” as it applies to our North American species is actually a misnomer. Early settlers here called them buffalo because they reminded them of the African buffalo. The species are not related, and the proper term for our species is “bison.” The Latin term is actually Bison bison. I guess the biologist who came up with that name liked it a lot.
Bill Cody was hired to hunt and kill bison to help feed railroad workers, and he received his nickname because he was good at it.
The bison was a huge part of the culture and life of the plains Indians in this country with the animal providing food, clothing, housing and Read More